Cornerstone Baptist Fellowship was established on 28th June 1998, and is therefore a young church. It was formed by a small group of Christians sharing a common purpose and vision. Eindhoven has large numbers of people from many different nations and cultures. Our focus was, and continues to be, to reach out to these people and provide a Christian family away from home.
We believe that Jesus himself commanded us to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28: 18-20), so what better place to start than in Eindhoven.
We believe that the biblical model of church leadership is best represented by a group of elders, having equal and shared responsibility for leading and “feeding” the church. They are assisted by deacons to take care of practical matters. The CBF council consists of the elders, deacons and other ministry leaders.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is leading each individual, so decisions are taken in unity; in submission to the Head of the church, who is Jesus Christ, to His Word, and to each other.
What we believe
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of Christ, in His Virgin Birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful humanity, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential, and that repentance from sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only way to come into a relationship with God.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life; we further believe His power and gifts are available to believers today.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe it is important to uphold the scriptural practices of the early church. Therefore, we hold to the practice of water baptism and the regular taking of Communion. We do not believe that either of these practices is essential for salvation, but that they serve as a demonstration of our living faith in Christ.